• Paper Mario: The Origami King Switch Pre-Orders Live Now: Release Date, Price, And More

    Paper Mario: The Origami King Switch Pre-Orders Live Now: Release Date, Price, And More
    Seemingly out of nowhere, Nintendo casually revealed a new Mario game for Nintendo Switch, and it's arriving fairly soon. Paper Mario: The Origami King releases on Nintendo Switch on July 17, which means it will share a release date with the highly-anticipated PS4 exclusive Ghost of Tsushima. Before the reveal, we only knew of a few upcoming Switch exclusives releasing this year, including Bravely Default 2 and No More Heroes 3. And if Nintendo does indeed release the Super Mario remasters this
  • The Suicide Squad: So Who Does Taika Waititi Play?

    The Suicide Squad: So Who Does Taika Waititi Play?
    James Gunn's new Suicide Squad movie has a massive cast and plenty of big names to go around between familiar faces like Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn and newcomers like Bloodsport and Peacemaker (played by Idris Elba and John Cena, respectively). But one name on the cast list piqued the interest of many fans--fan-favorite Taika Waititi has been signed onto the project in a mystery role for months.First, many guessed that Waititi would be voicing King Shark, a giant, anthropomorphic man-eater in
  • Quentin Tarantino Wants To Make A Rambo Movie With Adam Driver

    Quentin Tarantino Wants To Make A Rambo Movie With Adam Driver
    John Rambo one of the best-known characters to come out of the 1980s, and helped make Sylvester Stallone into the mega-star he is today. Quentin Tarantino sees a new future for Rambo, however, in Adam Driver, the director said on The Big Picture Podcast.Tarantino is known for his auteur films like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2, and Pulp Fiction, but he seems to be considering, if only in fun, an adaptation as his next project."If I just wanted to make a good movie, that I
  • Pokemon-Like RPG Monster Crown Officially Launches In 1.0 On October 12

    Pokemon-Like RPG Monster Crown Officially Launches In 1.0 On October 12
    After more than a year in Steam Early Access, developer Studio Aurum has announced that its Pokemon-like creature collector Monster Crown launches on PC and consoles on October 12.The developer shared a four-minute video announcing the release date on YouTube. The video features the developer's journey of creating Monster Crown, from their Pokemon inspirations to their monster-taming obsession. It culminates with the news that Monster Crown will be available digitally and physically on October 1
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  • Coca-Cola, State Farm Reconsidering Overwatch League Sponsorships

    Coca-Cola, State Farm Reconsidering Overwatch League Sponsorships
    Some Overwatch League sponsors are reconsidering their partnerships with the esports league in the wake of the Activision Blizzard lawsuit. As reported by the Washington Post, both Coca-Cola and State Farm are reassessing their sponsorships of the Overwatch League moving forward in light of the allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination at Activision Blizzard.Activision Blizzard runs two esports leagues, the Overwatch League and the Call of Duty league. The Overwatch League currently ha
  • Removing Pokemon Go's Pandemic Bonuses Is A Mistake

    Removing Pokemon Go's Pandemic Bonuses Is A Mistake
    As it had said it would, Niantic has rolled back some of the bonuses it implemented in Pokemon Go to make the game easier to play amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The studio had repeatedly stated these bonuses were always intended to be temporary, so it was inevitable that they would one day be reverted. However, the decision to do so now, when the world is being roiled by another surge in COVID cases, is a grave mistake that's drawn widespread backlash from the community.In the time since Niantic in
  • Call of Duty Mobile Season 6 Aether Hunt Event Starts August 6

    Call of Duty Mobile Season 6 Aether Hunt Event Starts August 6
    A new zombies-themed event is starting on August 6 in Season 6 of Call of Duty Mobile. Announced on the Call of Duty blog, the Aether Hunt event will have players battle against the undead hordes to acquire aether and unlock special rewards, including the zombie Richtofen operator skin.Using characters from the mainline Call of Duty's Zombies' mode, this event focuses on acquiring purple and yellow aether crystals in order to unlock special rewards. Yellow ore can be obtained by completing daily
  • 14 Truly Bad TV Show Reboots And Remakes That Crashed And Burned

    14 Truly Bad TV Show Reboots And Remakes That Crashed And Burned
    Remakes and reboots have become a fairly common occurrence in movies. Snake Eyes is the most recent example, as it attempts to reboot the GI Joe movie universe. Reboots aren't exclusive to the big screen, though. For as long as they've been happening in movies, TV has been just as guilty of trying to milk established properties by relaunching them with new casts.While some TV reboots fly high, even surpassing the original series--Battlestar Galactica, for instance--the list of rebooted and rema
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  • XDefiant's First Closed Beta Test Is Now Live For Select PC Players

    XDefiant's First Closed Beta Test Is Now Live For Select PC Players
    The first closed beta test for XDefiant, Ubisoft's new free-to-play shooter set in the Tom Clancy universe, is currently live on PC. Invites went out to select PC players in the US and Canada earlier this week, and players will need to use the Ubisoft Connect client to participate.Though the official XDefiant Twitter account has shown brief clips of gameplay from the closed beta, the test itself is under a non-disclosure agreement, meaning players who do get the chance to play early will not be
  • Call Of Duty's Upcoming Season 5 Could Shake Up Warzone's Perk Meta

    Call Of Duty's Upcoming Season 5 Could Shake Up Warzone's Perk Meta
    Call of Duty's Season 5 arrives on August 12, and today's roadmap intel reveals Warzone's update might finally shake up the perk meta. The new season is expected to bring new points of interest to Verdansk, a Red Door in-game event, and all-new Warzone-exclusive perks.Currently, Warzone only utilizes Modern Warfare's perk selection, despite this year's Cold War integration. Warzone's current slate of perks are dominated by a select few: E.O.D., Ghost, Overkill, and Amped. However, Season 5 is se
  • Back 4 Blood's PvP Swarm Is "A Very Snackable Game Mode," Says Executive Producer

    Back 4 Blood's PvP Swarm Is "A Very Snackable Game Mode," Says Executive Producer
    Ahead of the Back 4 Blood beta, we got to go hands-on with the upcoming cooperative zombie killing shooter from developer Turtle Rock. In our time with the game, we only got hands-on with the PvE campaign. But afterwards, I sat down with Turtle Rock executive producer Lianne Papp to talk about all aspects of Back 4 Blood, including its PvP Swarm mode, which Papp describes as "snackable" (a term I will be stealing and using to describe many games from now on).Swarm mode is a best-of-three-rounds
  • 22 Minutes of NEW Back 4 Blood Gameplay

    22 Minutes of NEW Back 4 Blood Gameplay
    Check out 22 minutes of gameplay of the new Blue Dog Hollow Campaign, which will be playable in the Back 4 Blood beta.
  • Bungie Is Adjusting Tons Of Destiny 2 Character Abilities Next Season

    Bungie Is Adjusting Tons Of Destiny 2 Character Abilities Next Season
    In Destiny 2, few moments are more infuriating than seeing a Titan charging you in the Crucible and hitting the melee button, expecting your character to whip out a deadly throwing knife--and instead watching as your Guardian commits to a much less effectual stab attack, putting you in perfect position to get erased by a shotgun blast. Thankfully, starting next season, it's possible no Destiny 2 player will ever experience such disappointment again.Staring in Season 15, Bungie is instituting a c
  • Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Gets Among Us-Style Double Agent Mode

    Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Gets Among Us-Style Double Agent Mode
    One of the most noteworthy new features in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's big new Season 5 update is a new mode called Double Agent. Similar to Among Us and Trouble in Terrorist Town, Double Agent is a game of cat-and-mouse, of sorts, as Double Agent characters try to sabotage a mission and stay cloaked.This is a new mode for Call of Duty in general. There are 10 players in a match, and players are assigned to one of three roles. You can see a rundown of the roles and their missions below, a
  • Xbox Will Hold Another Indie Game Showcase On August 10

    Xbox Will Hold Another Indie Game Showcase On August 10
    A second indie game showcase put on by Twitch and Xbox is scheduled to go live on August 10 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET, Microsoft has announced.This livestream will "once again feature tons of independent titles," Microsoft said. There will be announcements from developers and publishers including Chump Squad (Lab Rat, Kine) and Rebellion Developments (Sniper Elite 4, Zombie Army: Trilogy). We'll also hear about in-development projects such as The Artful Escape, Library of Ruina, OlliOlli World, and
  • WoW Players Can't Decide Whether Or Not The Game Is Pay-To-Win

    WoW Players Can't Decide Whether Or Not The Game Is Pay-To-Win
    World of Warcraft players on the game's official subreddit are currently deep in a debate surrounding a tricky question that has reared its head multiple times as of late in the game's community: Is WoW pay-to-win, i.e. does spending money on the game via microtransactions result in faster or better character progression?The conversation was started by reddit user Citrinitas696, who began the topic with a provocative question: "How is WoW not p2w? Disprove this image." As of writing, the reddit
  • The Walking Dead Drops Pulse-Pounding New Teaser For Final Season

    The Walking Dead Drops Pulse-Pounding New Teaser For Final Season
    The beginning of the end is nearly here for AMC's flagship series The Walking Dead--a new teaser for the show's final season has just dropped on YouTube. The 30-second clip, titled "Live for Them," ratchets the remaining survivors' stakes and needs to, well, survive, up to a fever pitch.If you've been keeping up with the show, and were also a fan of the comics, the show is now leading its motley crew of characters towards the Commonwealth. It's a town that seems perfect, and it's the most advanc
  • A New Nintendo Switch eShop Sale Is Live: Splatoon 2, Stardew Valley, And More Of The Best Deals

    A New Nintendo Switch eShop Sale Is Live: Splatoon 2, Stardew Valley, And More Of The Best Deals
    The Nintendo Switch eShop has kicked off its latest sale, and this one is specifically centered around multiplayer games to play locally or online. The Multiplayer Mayhem Sale features a mix of first-party and third-party titles, and there are some really nice discounts available. Though it's a multiplayer-oriented sale, many of the games also have engaging solo content, so even if you don't play multiplayer much, there's likely a deal here for you.The Multiplayer Mayhem Sale features a few firs
  • WWE Has Its Own Wine, So We Tried It | Wrestle Buddies Episode 64

    WWE Has Its Own Wine, So We Tried It | Wrestle Buddies Episode 64
    On this week's episode of Wrestle Buddies, GameSpot's professional wrestling podcast, Mat Elfring and Chris Hayner are trying out two of WWE's branded wines: Ultimate Warrior Zinfandel and Undertaker Cabernet Sauvignon.WWE Wines has two new alcoholic drinks for those who are of age, and they were sent to the Wrestle Buddies in order to try out. Because the duo are self-described wine aficionados--they're not by any means--they dive into the world of fermented grapes to give their honest opinion
  • This Halo Infinite-Inspired Xbox Series X Controller Looks A Lot Like A Needler

    This Halo Infinite-Inspired Xbox Series X Controller Looks A Lot Like A Needler
    When it comes to custom controllers, Pope Art is often the cause of depleted bank accounts around here, and this Halo Infinite-inspired Xbox wireless controller is no different. Its purple and gray design is clearly inspired by the strange-looking Covenant weapon that you never really seem to pick up. Though it was introduced as the Xbox Series X controller, it works on the Xbox One too. See at Trezn Even if you aren't a huge Halo fan, there's definitely a lot to like about this design, from the
  • Borderlands Vault Card 2 Out Now For Director's Cut Owners

    Borderlands Vault Card 2 Out Now For Director's Cut Owners
    Borderlands 3: Director's Cut owners looking for more cosmetic items and Legendary gear can now download Vault Card 2: Welcome to Pandora, the second of three in-game add-ons.Vault Card 2: Welcome to Pandora is themed around explorers who "dared to brave the perilous planet of Pandora seeking some combination of adventure, riches, loot, and glory," according to a press release. In particular, Tales from the Borderlands fans can get new Vault Hunter Heads and the Gortys skin for the ECHO device h
  • Focus Home Interactive Buys Streets Of Rage 4 Co-Developer Dotemu

    Focus Home Interactive Buys Streets Of Rage 4 Co-Developer Dotemu
    The French developer and publisher Dotemu, which focuses on retro titles, has been acquired by fellow French publisher Focus Home Interactive. Best known for the hit brawler revival Streets of Rage 4, Dotemu has brought many acclaimed retro games to modern consoles, including the multiplayer frisbee battler Windjammers and the old-school platformer remake Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap.According to a press release, Focus Home purchased a 77.5% share in the company for 38.5 million euros, in addit
  • Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy Video Shows Off Drax The Destroyer's People Skills

    Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy Video Shows Off Drax The Destroyer's People Skills
    There's no shortage of dangerous individuals in the Marvel Comics cosmos, as players will find out when they take control of the Guardians of the Galaxy later this year. One of those lethal characters briefly introduced in the game's debut trailer was Lady Hellbender, a relatively new character who debuted in 2015's Totally Awesome Hulk comic book series.More of a dedicated conservationist towards rare and endangered creatures, that character trait has been preserved for Hellbender's appearance
  • Hideki Kamiya and Platinum Games Share The Dock-And-Split Inspiration Behind Sol Cresta

    Hideki Kamiya and Platinum Games Share The Dock-And-Split Inspiration Behind Sol Cresta
    Hideki Kamiya from Platinum Games shared some history behind the new Sol Cresta game and also reiterated that it wasn't an April Fools joke in a new trailer. Moon Cresta and Terra Cresta were released in the 1980s by a company called Nihon Bussan, or Nichibutsu. The 1980s were a time when single-player shoot-'em-up games were all the rage, and the more aggressively you played, the more powerful your ship got. Kamiya himself experienced that growing up.Kamiya originally came up with the Cresta-in
  • Activision Has Reportedly Taken Down A Call Of Duty: Warzone Cheat Distributor

    Activision Has Reportedly Taken Down A Call Of Duty: Warzone Cheat Distributor
    Activision is continuing the fight against cheaters in its massively popular battle royale, Call of Duty: Warzone. According to a report from Charlie Intel, the company has taken action, not by improving the game's anti-cheat software, but by going after and shutting down a cheat distributor.The distributor, a site called CrazyAim, sold a variety of cheats to users, including aimbots. While the site would provide cheats for multiple Call of Duty titles, its main focus was reportedly on Warzone.
  • Call Of Duty Update Tweaks Krig 6 and CX-9 For Warzone And Cold War

    Call Of Duty Update Tweaks Krig 6 and CX-9 For Warzone And Cold War
    Raven Software pushed a small update for Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War that slightly adjusted damage and range values for two of the game's weapons. The Krig 6 assault rifle and the new CX-9 SMG will be changed for Cold War and Modern Warfare styles respectively.The Krig 6 had its lower torso multiplier decreased from 1.1 to 1, and its maximum damage range was decreased from 1500 to 1400. The CX-9 increased its mid-damage range from 20 to 21 and increased its headshot multiplier f
  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch Gets Season 2 Greenlit

    Star Wars: The Bad Batch Gets Season 2 Greenlit
    Star Wars: The Bad Batch will be coming back for Season 2 in 2022, according to a release. This news arrives before the series's Season 1 two-part finale airs on Disney+ on August 6+."Fans have enthusiastically embraced the action and drama of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, and we are excited to see the Star Wars animated universe continue to expand on Disney+," said Michael Paull, president of Disney+ and ESPN+. "As the dedicated streaming home of the Star Wars franchise, we can't wait for the secon
  • Free Guy Will Have References To Red Dead Redemption And Shadow Of The Colossus

    Free Guy Will Have References To Red Dead Redemption And Shadow Of The Colossus
    The Ryan Reynolds video game movie Free Guy releases later this month, and now the writer, director, and other people attached to the movie has shared some new insight on their inspirations and more about what you can expect.Production designer Ethan Tobman told The Hollywood Reporter that viewers can look forward to references to Red Dead Redemption and Shadow of the Colossus. A poster for Free Guy showed a vehicle that looked like Halo's Mantis, while streamer Ninja has a cameo in the film. So
  • Evil Dead: The Game Delayed To 2022, Will Get Option For Single-Player

    Evil Dead: The Game Delayed To 2022, Will Get Option For Single-Player
    Evil Dead: The Game, a multiplayer-focused video game adaptation of the cult-classic Evil Dead film franchise and Starz television series Ash vs. Evil Dead, has been delayed to February 2022. First revealed during 2020's The Game Awards, Evil Dead: The Game was originally slated to release sometime in 2021 for PC and consoles.The game, developed by Boss Team Games and Saber Interactive, is being delayed so the teams can have more time to polish the title for release "to ensure this is the ultima
  • Axiom Verge 2 Features Two Maps In One, Will Be "Out Before You Know It"

    Axiom Verge 2 Features Two Maps In One, Will Be "Out Before You Know It"
    We've seen bits and pieces of Axiom Verge 2 over the years, but this latest trailer from Thomas Happ Games shows off one of the game's more impressive additions. According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, the metroidvania sequel will feature a second dimension that lies behind the default map, meaning that the game has a Link to the Past-style "dark world"/"light world" dynamic.In the post, Happ says that players will have to find entrances to this "breach" dimension in the overworld in order

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